Case studies

Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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Lincolnshire County Council: getting people engaged

The NHS and county council in Lincolnshire have worked with partners to use social media and the local press to get the message out there about the importance of self care. It has helped reach thousands of local people. This forms part of our resource on self care.

Manchester City Council: putting theory into practice

A self care strategy was published two years ago in Manchester. Since then the city council and its partners have started implementing changes that should see a revolution in self care. This forms part of our resource on self care.

Milton Keynes Council: promoting self care on a super local level

Milton Keynes takes part in the national Self Care Week. But as well as running events around the district, the council and CCG have also run a super local version on one of the most deprived estates in the area. This forms part of our resource on self care.

Somerset County Council: using social prescribing to promote self care

The council and local NHS have identified social prescribing as a key priority in terms of encouraging self care. They are working with the Richmond Group of Charities and local partners to spread social prescribing equitably and sustainably across the county. This forms part of our resource on self care.

Cheshire: engaging the whole community

In Cheshire, two CCGs and the council have worked together to engage the wider local community in self care by recruiting a network of champions and setting up a Self Care Award to entice employers to get involved. This case study forms part of our self care resource.

Property Investment Portfolio and Energy project: income and efficiency opportunities

Overall, the PIPE project aims to support the achievement of a £1 million revenue income/saving over the next three years (2018/19 - 2020/21). This is part of the Rother 2020 wider corporate programme of sustainability and efficiency projects, including increase income; prioritisation of services; lean business process reviews; demand management; and organisational form and culture. 

Efficiency and income generation

Winning the London Borough of Culture – Waltham Forest

When Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced the opportunity for London boroughs to compete for £1.35m of funding and the prize to be named the very first London Borough of Culture, Waltham Forest had their sights set on success. Lorna Lee, Director of London Borough of Culture 2019, explains how extensive digital campaigning and community engagement won them the title and a gold public service communications award.

Communications support

Matching data to support troubled families: Camden

The London borough of Camden focused on bringing together information from a range of systems to support frontline workers provide a more effective service to families in need.

Matching data to support troubled families: East Sussex County Council

East Sussex County Council worked with key partners to reduce the manual handling of data and to target families more effectively through its innovative use of digital technology.

Efficiency and income generation

Predicting early interventions: North Somerset Council

In response to the national Troubled Families Programme, North Somerset Council’s Predicting Early Interventions project aimed to create new digital tools that would analyse family-specific data in the local area.

Efficiency and income generation